Knit to This: Snow Movies We Love

By Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner
December 25, 2021

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  • Three of my favorite snowy movies are Smilla’s Sense of Snow, Gorky Park, and Fanny and Alexander.

    • Good ones!

    • Great ones!

    • Second Smilla’s Sense of Snow.

  • A new favorite- A Reindeer’s Journey. Ailo’s Story. I could watch the arctic stoat for hours. Donald Sutherland does a masterful job of narrating.

  • Lovely cooling pictures on a 30deg Christmas Day here in Sydney, greeting and blessings everyone

  • Where Eagles Dare. World War II actioner with Richard Burton and a young Clint Eastwood. LOTS of snow.

    • Yes! Good story! And that “I’m so handsome” blonde German guy with the pouty lips!

  • Just thought of another that is snowy and Christmas-y too .. The Bishop’s Wife with Cary Grant, David Niven, and Loretta Young.

    • Best. Movie. Ever!

      • Agreed!

  • The Mountain Between Us. The WORST movie to watch on a plane. While flying over the Rockies. But it was a good movie with a satisfying ending.

  • Snowball Express with Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette. A Disney snow caper with bad guys, snowmobile race in the Rockies and good fun all around.

  • Home Alone.

    • I vote for “The Claim,” an adaptation of The Mayor of Casterbridge set in a gold rush-era Sierra Nevada mining town

  • Grumpy Old Men. Lots of Minnesota snow. We watch it, and Grumpier Old Men, each year around Thanksgiving time.

    • Yes, us too! And Snow Dogs (more of a January movie) and Bridget Jones’ Diary and Christmas in Connecticut (Barbara Stanwyck version).

      • Bridget Jones Diary! *happysigh*

  • 8 Below. A great movie with Paul Walker where he is forced to leave his team of sled dogs in Antarctica and what befalls them while he is gone. Dogs and snow!

  • You must see The Night Visitor, Max Von Sydow, 1971.

  • A favorite in my house is 30 Days of Night. Dark Barrow, Alaska, snow with Josh Hartnett facing off against some vampires.

  • The Revenant is pretty snowy and intense.

  • Dr Zhivago – you forgot Omar-Sharif-with-ice-in-his-eyebrows snow. *faints*

    • Actually it’s at the top of her list.

      • But they didn’t mention Omar Sharif!!!!

        • My first serious crush!! I watch Dr Zhivago every year the day of the first big snow.

  • Gremlins. Snow, a broken snowman, more snow, and a cameo by Snow White. What more could you ask for?

  • Gremlins. Snow, a broken snowman, more snow, and a cameo by Snow White. What more do you want?

  • Snow Falling On Ccedars.

    • Read the book!

  • Snow Piercer – dystopian snow on a train.

    • Yesssssss to this.

  • I’ve got a few to add to your list: The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, Everest, Snowpiercer, Transsiberian, and Misery.

    My two favorites:

    Everest is the true story of a fateful climb up the world’s tallest peak.

    Transsiberian is a suspenseful train trip through Siberia and the different characters encountered on the journey.

    • Yes also to Transsiberian

    • I forgot Cliffhanger: John Lithgow as the villain and Sly Stallone as the hero…great action flick!
      Also The Grey: Liam Neeson, the Alaskan wilderness, and wolves

  • The Polar Express and White Christmas. 2 movies I just must watch every December

    • Absolutely!

  • “The Snowman” A little charmer!

    • Hauntingly beautiful music in ‘the snowman’!

      • Balto. A childrens movie set in Alaska.

  • And “Let The Right One In”! Disarming, horrific enchantment with a soaring, crystalline score.

    • Yes! Scary!

  • Snow Falling on Cedars

    • The 2020 Call of the Wild with Harrison Ford (bonus points for excellent knits) and if you need more sled dogs, Togo with Willem Defoe is another winter favourite arond here.

      • I read the book but haven’t watched the movie. Sounds good though!

        • *Call of The Wild.

  • Fellowship of the Rings-Sean Bean and creepy voices in the snow that forces you into the mines of Moria.